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Poster: sacus Date: Dec 27, 2006 9:14pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How ?

Click on Books,Music,Ect. and it will take you to this page.
http://www.copyright.gov/records/cohm.html
Click on radio button by Title. Then enter the title of a movie. Let say Alice Sweet Alice and hit search. And nothing of worth, So it must be in public domain. But wait, go to IMDb an do a search for Alice Sweet Alice and it will take you to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076150/ But what doe's that have todo with the movie you was searching for? Scroll down the page and you will find that Alice Sweet Alice is an alter name for Communion.

Go back to copyright search page and do a search on Communion and you will see Communion with 192 items. Check the box and hit submit. Now you have a long list to look through. It helps if you remember the Producer or Director or Script writer of the movie. At Item 25 you'll will notice Alice, Sweet Alice. Check and submit, and it will bring you

1. Registration Number: PA-207-022
Title: Alice, sweet Alice / producer, Richard K. Rosenberg ; director,

Alfred Sole.
Imprint: New York : An Allied Artists release, c1976.
Description: 2 videocassettes (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Motion pictures, major cast members: Paula Sheppard, Brooke Shields, Linda Miller et al.
Motion pictures, credits: Original screenplay: Rosemary Ritvo, Alfred Sole; cinematographer: John

Friberg, Chuck Hall; music by Stephen Lawrence; editor: Edward Salier.
Claimant: acHarristown Funding, Ltd.
Created: 1976

Published: 12Nov77

Registered: 1Nov82

Date in © Notice: notice: 1976
Title on © Application: Communion; Holy terror.
Author on © Application: Harristown Funding, Ltd., employer for hire.
Previous Related Version: Screenplay prev. reg. 1975, DU93716.
Claim Limit: NEW MATTER: "dramatization for film, incl. addition of soundtrack."
Miscellaneous: C.O. corres.

So if I'm reading this right it's still under copyright.

The online database only goes back to 1978 and if you don't find the movie in the search, it do's not mean that it's in public domain. Ask hear before you post. And one of the experts shall answear.

I hope I got all of the above right. If I did anything wrong please tell

later
sacus

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Poster: Le Chat Date: Dec 28, 2006 12:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How ?

Thanks Sacus !
It's to bad i can't check for Devil Five Times or Black Godfather... :-)

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffARossi Date: Dec 28, 2006 12:19pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How ?

We do have a basic FAQ about copyright here: http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#234

Hopefully that's helpful, as well.

Alexis